Small fitness center, sauna, and free bike rentals
No outdoor pool or terrace
No full restaurant
Some rooms lack natural light and views
The Petit Palace BCN is a 50-room value hotel in the center of Barcelona. Located near Plaza Catalunya, this hotel offers a variety of room types to suit groups and families. All rooms have flat-screen TVs, laptops, and free Wi-Fi. While some guests complain about firm mattresses and furniture that shows wear and tear, bathrooms are spacious and have rain showerheads. Some rooms have bunk beds to accommodate families and others have small balconies. However, not all rooms have great natural light and views, so be specific when making a reservation. Hotel highlights include a cozy bar area, breakfast room, and small fitness center and sauna. Bike rentals are also available free to guests.
The Petit Palace BCN offers a convenient location in the Eixample district. It's is located within walking distance to the Gothic Quarter, as well as Plaza Catalunya, an important landmark containing fountains and statues and the spot where many of the city's most famous streets meet. For instance, Las Ramblas -- the bustling pedestrian-friendly street mall -- begins here, as does Passeig de Gracia for high-end shopping. Many metro stations are nearby, such as Urquinaona, Passeig de Gracia, and Catalunya. In addition, the Aerobus stop is just a few blocks away and offers direct access from Barcelona International Airport -- a much cheaper alternative than taking a taxi.
Eixample is home to the city's best examples of modernist architecture, including the Casa Milá building and Sagrada Família church that were both designed by Antoni Gaudí. In addition to its eccentric architecture, this district is known for a vibrant nightlife scene, with many trendy bars and clubs found here, especially in the gay section (which is popularly known as Gayxample).
14-minute drive or 19 minutes by bus/subway to Barcelona International Airport (BCN)
5-minute drive or a 17-minute walk to Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art
6-minute drive or 10 minutes by subway to Placa Espanya
7-minute drive or a 14-minute walk to Gothic Quarter
7-minute drive or a 15-minute walk to Town Hall
8-minute drive or 15 minutes by subway to Columbus Monument
9-minute drive or 10 minutes by subway to Sagrada Familia Cathedral
11-minute drive or 20 minutes by bus to Barceloneta Beach
11-minute drive or 26 minutes by subway to National Museum of Art of Catalonia
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